The next screening at Linenhall Film Club is the heartfelt French film The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Inspired by a Victor Hugo poem, director Robert Guédiguian introduces us to the world of Michel and Marie-Claire, a couple who have lived happily together for 30 years. Upstanding middle-aged factory worker and socialist shop steward Michel has just been forced into early retirement, but soon after they are attacked in their home, beaten, tied up and robbed of everything including their wedding rings. However it transpires that one of their attackers is a co-worker also made redundant, a young man who is attempting to support himself and his young dependents. An eloquent and quietly gripping film about the politics of everyday life.
Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday, the next screening will be this coming Tuesday, February 12. Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme are available from the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. Tel: 094 9023733 www.thelinenhall.com